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Foo Fighters — Still
Album: In Your Honor
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Released: 2005
Length: 5:09
Plays (last 30 days): 2
If you'd like to walk a while
We could waste the day
Follow me into the trees
I will lead the way

Bring some change up to the bridge
Bring some alcohol
There we'll make a final wish
Just before the fall

Promise I will be forever yours
Promise not to say another word
Nevermind what's done is done
Always was a lucky one

Watch the sunrise all alone
Sitting on the tracks
Hear the train come roaring in
Never coming back

Laying quiet in the grass
Everything is still
River stones and broken bones
Scattered on the hill

Promise I will be forever yours
Promise not to say another word
Nevermind what's done is done
Always was a lucky one

Promise I will be forever yours
Promise not to say another word
Here forever deep beneath the dirt
Nevermind what's done is done
Always was a lucky one
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Nice to hear a Foo Fighters tune that doesn't turn into a screamfest by the end of the song.
 Proclivities wrote:
 Funny!

 Proclivities wrote:
 

I do hope you used proper ducting for the job and not that flexible crap that collects lint and starts fires.
It's amazing how much that one low piano note adds.
First time I heard this: at the ends of a Kleptones album..
From Dave Grohl?

STILL

"Still is probably the first song I ever wrote that comes close to any sort of storytelling. It's about my being a kid, going to the lake by my house on a Saturday morning and seeing all these ambulances and fire trucks because someone decided to kill himself by sitting on the train tracks. When you're a child, you're so naive, you have no idea what's really going on, and you start to explore and find yourself playing with pieces of the....it's a pretty gory story, actually, but it happened."
Promise I will be forever yours
Promise not to say another word
Nevermind what's done is done
Always was a lucky one

R.I.P. Kurt
 Proclivities wrote:
 
...and the band played on!
I tapped a tune like this on my family piano when I was 12, thought it was pretty. Lyrics like a 1st year poetry major. Only missing "standing in the rain", and "I don't know why I feel so bad", or "I will always love you". As deep as silk.
i hear a bit of Massive Attack thrown in there...
 Coldcreek wrote:
Pretty song from the Nirvana ex drummer
 

is it about Kurt?
Sounds REM ish.   Do not mean in a negative way.  Just interesting.
Could listen to this over and over...haunting and beautiful.
 paultron wrote:

y'all should start a support group. call it: Shut Up, Foo!

meanwhile, i think i'll listen to this album yet again {#Music} 

 
How about I pity the Foo!
Heard this first via Kleptones... it's odd hearing it this way.
 OceanBlue wrote:

Hah! Given my mundane and low-paying job right out of college, I'm forced to stay at home with my mom living in her basement, which just so happens to be infested with these hellspawn. There are nights where I can't sleep, can't even set foot down there, for fear of getting leaped at. Your description couldn't have been more spot-on.

Just got a pair of BB guns for Christmas from my cousins, with a post-it note: "Happy hunting." We'll see how it goes.

 
Good luck, watch your back - they're sneaky little monsters.
 Proclivities wrote:

Aside from the claustrophobic atmosphere of such a space, there is the disturbing abundance of "camel crickets" - otherwise known as Rhaphidophoridae.   I don't know if you are familiar with them, but they're horrible, horrible things.  While essentially harmless, these odious creatures look, to me, like the spawn of a shared nightmare of H.P. Lovecraft and H.R. Giger, and they are completely unafraid of humans.
 
Hah! Given my mundane and low-paying job right out of college, I'm forced to stay at home with my mom living in her basement, which just so happens to be infested with these hellspawn. There are nights where I can't sleep, can't even set foot down there, for fear of getting leaped at. Your description couldn't have been more spot-on.

Just got a pair of BB guns for Christmas from my cousins, with a post-it note: "Happy hunting." We'll see how it goes.
a foo fighters song I actually like.. {#Cheesygrin}
Wow! This is and always has been my favorite Foo Fighters song. Spooky but settling, and brings a dark pine-y green to mind. Always brings me deep, deep into the woods of my mind.
 Proclivities wrote:
  However, in hindsight, I can see that it may have been heedlessly impulsive for me to rush into an assertive tone.  I could have used the more passive adverb "somewhat" instead of "very" when qualifying the phrase "different definition", but that was a particularly irksome day for me.  I had to replace the duct-work for the dryer vent that day, which meant crawling around on my belly in my aptly-named crawlspace.  Aside from the claustrophobic atmosphere of such a space, there is the disturbing abundance of "camel crickets" - otherwise known as Rhaphidophoridae.   I don't know if you are familiar with them, but they're horrible, horrible things.  While essentially harmless, these odious creatures look, to me, like the spawn of a shared nightmare of H.P. Lovecraft and H.R. Giger, and they are completely unafraid of humans.  After struggling through those unfriendly confines, while being covered with these insects and unceremoniously adorned with dryer lint and mud, I came back to my computer to listen to some music.  Aside from the bouquet of damp, acrid, sub-floor timbers in my sinuses, and the persistent feeling of soil in my hair, there was a peculiar tingling at the nape of my neck.  I reached 'round and grasped one of those abhorrent critters which had stowed away on me.  It leapt to the keyboard and gazed at me with its hollow, black eyes and I knew I had to kill it.  Fortunately, I resisted the impulse to slam down the LCD screen of the laptop and grabbed a ruler which lay to my right - just beside the mouse pad.  Oddly, it was a metric ruler, which I had no recollection of ever acquiring, and no knowledge of how it came to rest upon my desk: perhaps my son brought it home from school.  Anyhow, the shorter-than-twelve-inch ruler still seemed adequate to rid my keyboard of the insidious, six-legged trespasser.  The cricket, apparently also befuddled by my possession of a measuring tool which was not calibrated in U.S. Customary units, hesitated long enough to be whisked to my left by a less-than-elegant sweep of the puzzling ruler.  The beastie was cast into a pile of unpaid bills which lay on the floor and I quickly rolled my seat back and stood, stomping upon the pile with the fervor and resolve of a one-legged tap dancer.  Convinced the creature was dead, I walked to the kitchen for a beer; not only was my quest fruitless, but I heard a chirp from the other room.  When I came back I saw my cat examining the pile of mud-tracked bills. The accursed cricket was still alive, though not for long - my cat had seen to that.  He's a good cat.
 
Nice! Thanks for sharing your Rhaphidophoridae horror story.  We don't get many of those here.
Just announced they will headline the Friday pyramid stage at Glastonbury this year. 

I bet they are rather please with that.

I shall be having to watch from the sofa as I failed to obtain tickets. . .*note to self - find someone who has access to free passes!*
Great.

More of the FF on RP are welcome.
Feso
 
 bb_matt wrote:
Wow, Dave isn't shouting in this. Rarity.

 
har har

he came from back of stage to fill the void 
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:


genius in the rabbi book of geniusness is the guy who invented the thick choccolate/vanilla/strawberry ice cream sandwich...awesome geniusness is turning one into a jumbo milkshake....pure geniusness  is getting daisy fuentes to make one for you at 2 am

 
Rabbi Phil, you seem to have a long line of heartthrobs, like Tom Buchanan's string of polo ponies...
Pretty song from the Nirvana ex drummer
   {#Arrowd}   Dave Grohl wants a cat picture posted
 h8rhater wrote:

Isn't it just amazing how various people can have different opinions? 

Maybe being talented and making great music is enough to be a "genius" in some people's opinion.  For that, you should definitely put them down on the boards to show your superior discerning nature.

 
Of course people have different opinions - that's the point I was attempting to make.  Unlike your post, there was no "put down" intended; I was working in the assertive tone of the post to which I was responding; i.e.,

"Like it or not, Dave Grohl is a genius. You may not like it but deal with it... "

  However, in hindsight, I can see that it may have been heedlessly impulsive for me to rush into an assertive tone.  I could have used the more passive adverb "somewhat" instead of "very" when qualifying the phrase "different definition", but that was a particularly irksome day for me.  I had to replace the duct-work for the dryer vent that day, which meant crawling around on my belly in my aptly-named crawlspace.  Aside from the claustrophobic atmosphere of such a space, there is the disturbing abundance of "camel crickets" - otherwise known as Rhaphidophoridae.   I don't know if you are familiar with them, but they're horrible, horrible things.  While essentially harmless, these odious creatures look, to me, like the spawn of a shared nightmare of H.P. Lovecraft and H.R. Giger, and they are completely unafraid of humans.  After struggling through those unfriendly confines, while being covered with these insects and unceremoniously adorned with dryer lint and mud, I came back to my computer to listen to some music.  Aside from the bouquet of damp, acrid, sub-floor timbers in my sinuses, and the persistent feeling of soil in my hair, there was a peculiar tingling at the nape of my neck.  I reached 'round and grasped one of those abhorrent critters which had stowed away on me.  It leapt to the keyboard and gazed at me with its hollow, black eyes and I knew I had to kill it.  Fortunately, I resisted the impulse to slam down the LCD screen of the laptop and grabbed a ruler which lay to my right - just beside the mouse pad.  Oddly, it was a metric ruler, which I had no recollection of ever acquiring, and no knowledge of how it came to rest upon my desk: perhaps my son brought it home from school.  Anyhow, the shorter-than-twelve-inch ruler still seemed adequate to rid my keyboard of the insidious, six-legged trespasser.  The cricket, apparently also befuddled by my possession of a measuring tool which was not calibrated in U.S. Customary units, hesitated long enough to be whisked to my left by a less-than-elegant sweep of the puzzling ruler.  The beastie was cast into a pile of unpaid bills which lay on the floor and I quickly rolled my seat back and stood, stomping upon the pile with the fervor and resolve of a one-legged tap dancer.  Convinced the creature was dead, I walked to the kitchen for a beer; not only was my quest fruitless, but I heard a chirp from the other room.  When I came back I saw my cat examining the pile of mud-tracked bills. The accursed cricket was still alive, though not for long - my cat had seen to that.  He's a good cat.

 Proclivities wrote:

Dave Grohl is a talented guy who's made some great music, but I guess you have a very different definition of the word "genius" than I do.

 
Isn't it just amazing how various people can have different opinions? 

Maybe being talented and making great music is enough to be a "genius" in some people's opinion.  For that, you should definitely put them down on the boards to show your superior discerning nature.
 EssexTex wrote:

I agree...love the dark key changes...beautiful song.


 
Massive Attack do the same job, I think.  Good stuff.
Wow, Dave isn't shouting in this. Rarity.
 bayareafan wrote:
Dave Grohl is the first person to admit he's not the best guitar player or singer. I still love him and his music.

 
He's not a bad drummer....
Dave Grohl is the first person to admit he's not the best guitar player or singer. I still love him and his music.
 spotcheckbilly wrote:

ditto

 
y'all should start a support group. call it: Shut Up, Foo!

meanwhile, i think i'll listen to this album yet again {#Music} 
 Johnny-smooth wrote:

You are not alone

 
ditto
 valeriogonzalez wrote:
I must be the only person in the world who doesn't like Foo Fighters.
 
You are not alone
 jberko wrote:

Genius can only be applied to guys like Norman Einstein.
 
Isn't he the guy that invented the cocktail umbrella?
 Proclivities wrote:

Dave Grohl is a talented guy who's made some great music, but I guess you have a very different definition of the word "genius" than I do.
 

genius in the rabbi book of geniusness is the guy who invented the thick choccolate/vanilla/strawberry ice cream sandwich...awesome geniusness is turning one into a jumbo milkshake....pure geniusness  is getting daisy fuentes to make one for you at 2 am
 Tippster wrote:

Like it or not, Dave Grohl is a genius. You may not like it but deal with it, I'm sure there are artists you find more deserving of the accolade that others do not.

There would be far less shrines to Kurt Cobain without Dave's very fundamental (and vastly under-appreciated) contribution to Nirvana.
 
Dave Grohl is a talented guy who's made some great music, but I guess you have a very different definition of the word "genius" than I do.
Foo Fighters are horrible!

Nate's (the bass player) old band Sunny Day Real Estate are amazing!

valeriogonzalez wrote:
I must be the only person in the world who doesn't like Foo Fighters.
 


 jberko wrote:
Genius can only be applied to guys like Norman Einstein.
 
And Harold Jobs. 
 rdo wrote:

Say what?
 
Like it or not, Dave Grohl is a genius. You may not like it but deal with it, I'm sure there are artists you find more deserving of the accolade that others do not.

There would be far less shrines to Kurt Cobain without Dave's very fundamental (and vastly under-appreciated) contribution to Nirvana.
I must be the only person in the world who doesn't like Foo Fighters.
 EssexTex wrote:
Genius
 
Say what?
Poooof... Goooooood...
Norman Einstein?

 jberko wrote:

Genius can only be applied to guys like Norman Einstein.
 


 EssexTex wrote:
Genius
 
Genius can only be applied to guys like Norman Einstein.
 mem_313 wrote:
LOVE the song. that tick of the hard hit on the drum head is giving me a headache. They should have mixed that a bit differently.
 

rim...
cross-stick...
dave grohl is so relevant...
 flapser wrote:
I really like this CD. Especially the more mellow one :)

 

{#Yes}
I really like this CD. Especially the more mellow one :)

 mem_313 wrote:
LOVE the song. that tick of the hard hit on the drum head is giving me a headache. They should have mixed that a bit differently.
 
Ok Mem, take two Excedrin, drink plenty of fluids, turn your radio off. Hope you get over it. Great song, love the tic toc clock drum rim beat.

LOVE the song. that tick of the hard hit on the drum head is giving me a headache. They should have mixed that a bit differently.
Genius
 Webfoot wrote:
Nice, but it doesn't really go anywhere.
 
Does it really need to?

Maybe it's my mind-space now, or the environment... I love this. It makes me feel okay. And I always love Foo Fighters. {#Meditate}{#Sunny}
"Still" and "Everlong" - they just never came out with any songs that could match those. I love them both.  There have been derivative versions of those two, and that tends to make matters worse.  I have always felt they are capable of much more than those two songs, but it probably won't materialize.  At least it hasn't, IMO.  Keep fighting, fighters of foo.
love
Nice, but it doesn't really go anywhere.

I normally do like the Foo, but this one bores me.{#Sleep}


loving the foos here. The aucoustic "soft side" CD In your Honor has 10 like this. Good getting in the mood muzak. Then, when your work is done with the girl, you can move on to the hard rock side of In Your Honor, drink some beer and get in a fight! Good stuff.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

The term actually cmes from the 1940s - The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theater of Operations. - Wikipedia. Here's more info about them - foo fighters

 
I thought Foo was CIA lingo about Soviet propaganda.  Oh well.  Thank you for setting this straight.

I don't normally do the Foos, but this is stopping me in my tracks. I'm still expecting a right mauling when the drums really kick in though!
 FlamingLotus wrote:
sounds like Gomez
 
I was thinking the same thing... Revolutionary Kind.

 EssexTex wrote:
Fooey...I love the Foo's but they aren't better than Nirvana
  Says you.  {#Snooty}


NIce! Thanks.   And...Great track by them while we're at it. I'm not normally a FF fan either.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

The term actually cmes from the 1940s - The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theater of Operations. - Wikipedia. Here's more info about them - foo fighters

 


Very nice!
 mandolin wrote:
...such an unfortunate name for such a great band...
 

So I'm curious, what is so unfortunate about "Foo Fighters"?
 derekd wrote:
The below comments are inaccurate. "Foo Fighter" does not come from FuBar. It is 1950s slang for Unidentified Flying Object (UFO).
 
The term actually cmes from the 1940s - The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theater of Operations. - Wikipedia. Here's more info about them - foo fighters

 Xeric wrote:
What the hell is this?  I thought these guys sucked!
 

Obviously, you thought wrong. You should have a listen to the live, acoustic album, "Skin & Bones". Dave Grohl can write in any genre.

{#Laughing}

The below comments are inaccurate. "Foo Fighter" does not come from FuBar. It is 1950s slang for Unidentified Flying Object (UFO).

What the hell is this?  I thought these guys sucked!
Awesome! Great song! Esp. the piano is a beautyful!

Sounds like these guys try real hard to create some good music, and I like that...but it still seems to come a little short of something really compelling where I'd want to buy their stuff and listen to a full albums worth.  The emotions there, but they dont seem to be saying anything that I need to hear.   
I am a big fan of the FF, however, I think this album is the worst.
They have some jewels like "The Color and the Shape" or " Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" which are absolutely GREAT!!


{#Hearteyes}   I love his softer side.....

mandolin wrote:
...such an unfortunate name for such a great band...


Sounds lame but the meaning of the word is a lot cooler than it sounds. This coming from a guy who cringes every time he sees "foo" and "bar" in programming examples.

Alexandra wrote:
I love, love LOVE the mellower songs on this 2-disc set. Dave Grohl has so many "voices" and this is the one that makes me weak in the knees.

I agree...love the dark key changes...beautiful song.

While I'm certainly not weak in the knees.... I do like this song, first time hearing it, thanks
I love, love LOVE the mellower songs on this 2-disc set. Dave Grohl has so many "voices" and this is the one that makes me weak in the knees.
...such an unfortunate name for such a great band...
I saw them in concert this year. They truly rocked.
keller1 wrote:
There is no musical similarity, zilch, nada, between Nirvana and the Foos. The only connection is Grohl, in two completely different roles. I'm a big Grohl fan - for somebody who grew up in public he's remarkably level. He was/is a great drummer but in my view Nirvana was an overrated band. The Foos don't always hit the mark either, but when they do they're more musical than Nirvana ever was.
Well said.
keller1 wrote:
There is no musical similarity, zilch, nada, between Nirvana and the Foos. The only connection is Grohl, in two completely different roles. I'm a big Grohl fan - for somebody who grew up in public he's remarkably level. He was/is a great drummer but in my view Nirvana was an overrated band. The Foos don't always hit the mark either, but when they do they're more musical than Nirvana ever was.
Completely agree.
sounds like Gomez
...i really really like this song, a lot, but something i can't quite put my finger on about that bass note is very reminiscent of early cure...something from faith or carnage visors, i think, i'm not sure...
Fooey...I love the Foo's but they aren't better than Nirvana
I think I concur keller1 wrote:
There is no musical similarity, zilch, nada, between Nirvana and the Foos. The only connection is Grohl, in two completely different roles. I'm a big Grohl fan - for somebody who grew up in public he's remarkably level. He was/is a great drummer but in my view Nirvana was an overrated band. The Foos don't always hit the mark either, but when they do they're more musical than Nirvana ever was.
davin wrote:
Anyone saying "I'm sorry ________ but ____" is pretty rude in my opinion. Hellooooo Larry David!
Gosh, I thought I was being pretty polite. I never watch Larry David, but I'll take your word for it. I can't think of a more polite way to point out they were being rude. "Don't be an asshole" is more rude, right? That's all I've got.
There is no musical similarity, zilch, nada, between Nirvana and the Foos. The only connection is Grohl, in two completely different roles. I'm a big Grohl fan - for somebody who grew up in public he's remarkably level. He was/is a great drummer but in my view Nirvana was an overrated band. The Foos don't always hit the mark either, but when they do they're more musical than Nirvana ever was.
8 -> 9
andrewe wrote:
I'm sorry it's not your thing. But I think you're being pretty rude about it.
Anyone saying "I'm sorry ________ but ____" is pretty rude in my opinion. Hellooooo Larry David!
snowcat wrote:
I think that overrated circus-act of a frontman was choking this band off. It's nice to hear them in their proper form. I'm so sorry folks but I just don't understand why Cobain was so worshipped. He was just another self-absorbed, pissed-at-the-world child who couldn't relax and enjoy just being in a rock band. And he could not sing.
1. I think the most obviously errant part of this comment is that you seem to think that FF is just Nirvana without Cobain. FF has ONE former Nirvana member, the drummer. This isn't like comparing Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship - they're totally different. 2. I think the frontman of a hard rock band SHOULD be a circus act. 3. If you have a problem with people being disappointed with life, okay. But let's not pretend like millions of people aren't just like him (myself included, some days). If you're never self-absorbed and pissed at the world once in a while, I honestly don't think I've met another person in the world like you. It's not uppers is it? 4. The history of rock music, if it shows anything at all, is that you don't have to be the best musician to be good. Cobain expressed how a lot of people feel sometimes, in a fairly original way. I'm sorry it's not your thing. But I think you're being pretty rude about it.
oldviolin wrote:
This Cat is an excellent songwriter.
I second that
This Cat is an excellent songwriter.
:hearteyes: Love Dave Grohl's soft voice....
Just love this song, it really brings out my sappy side... :hug:
Soooper :chillpill:
blurman wrote:
I'm not even gonna try to explain it. If you don't see the importance of his influence and don't feel his music, then that's your own thing, but too bad, cause you're missing on some beautiful soul music.
I'm not missing the music - that's the best part. But it's coming from those other guys in the band. Thanks for being easy on me I'm sure I pissed off a lot of people with my opinion :-)
snowcat wrote:
I think that overrated circus-act of a frontman was choking this band off. It's nice to hear them in their proper form. I'm so sorry folks but I just don't understand why Cobain was so worshipped. He was just another self-absorbed, pissed-at-the-world child who couldn't relax and enjoy just being in a rock band. And he could not sing.
I'm not even gonna try to explain it. If you don't see the importance of his influence and don't feel his music, then that's your own thing, but too bad, cause you're missing on some beautiful soul music.
lmic wrote:
First time I heard Foo Fighters, I turned to my friend and said, "Wow - Who's pretending to be Nirvana, now that there's no Nirvana?!" Well, now I know better. And FF is sounding less and less like that other incarnation, these days, as well. Whether that's good or bad, I'm still not sure...
I think that overrated circus-act of a frontman was choking this band off. It's nice to hear them in their proper form. I'm so sorry folks but I just don't understand why Cobain was so worshipped. He was just another self-absorbed, pissed-at-the-world child who couldn't relax and enjoy just being in a rock band. And he could not sing.
puts you in that mood if you know what i mean, makes me think of a friend long gone. :chillpill:
lathyris wrote:
Pretty good song. Simple yet very pleasant!
I agree!
Pretty good song. Simple yet very pleasant!
The Foos are awesome. Its great to hear them on RP! Check out their new acoustic live DVD. Great!
First time I heard Foo Fighters, I turned to my friend and said, "Wow - Who's pretending to be Nirvana, now that there's no Nirvana?!" Well, now I know better. And FF is sounding less and less like that other incarnation, these days, as well. Whether that's good or bad, I'm still not sure...
Excellent.. :clap:
Sounds like Nirvana, but half-asleep.
mem_313 wrote:
How is the rest of the CD?
This comes in a two-cd set. The first CD is more typical FF hard rocking stuff. The second CD (from whence this song came) is very chill and lovely.
How is the rest of the CD?
tomnam wrote:
This song is okay but I have to say that my favorite track from the acoustic side is definitely "On The Mend"...
I've uploaded it - it's pending LRC approval now. :)
ndanger666 wrote:
This song was a finalist in last year's European Monotonous Song contest.
That doesn't seem fair, as these guys are American. I would think Europe would have more than enough of its own trash to nominate. And I, for one, really like this song.
This song was a finalist in last year's European Monotonous Song contest.
Each time I hear this song—I become even more addicted to the Foo! :good-vibes:
Ladan wrote:
Hard for any song to follow Mercy Street, but this one seems to flow well.
Couldn't agree more. Foo Fighters = musical brilliance
Hard for any song to follow Mercy Street, but this one seems to flow well.
Getting a baby to shake a rattle and bash a drum probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but I would have preferred someone who can at least beat out a paradiddle on this track.
My hats off to you Bill! I would never have thought you could follow PG with the Foo Fighters and make it work. I guess that's why I'm not a DJ. :clap:
Hmmm. I like it.
This album is f-ing fantastic! The first CD will rock your socks off, but the second acoustic CD is just so chill and haunting. Thanks for playing this.